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Peter began to speak: “I now realize how
 true it is that God does not show favoritism
 but accepts from every nation the one who
 fears him and does what is right.” - Acts 10:34-35 (NIV)

The coffin was carried in, and the family followed in a seemingly never-ending stream. All the seats in the big church were filled. Margaret had always loved children, and in some sense she would have considered each person there her child. She mothered her biological children and was the beloved...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for offering your love and salvation to each of us, your children, without preference or judgment. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Revelation 7:9-17

Thought for the Day

How can I embrace my heavenly family here on earth?

Prayer Focus

Foster families


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When I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.